Category Archives: Summer

Summer Music Programs at The Conservatory

Students are immersed in:

  • Playing together in Rock Bands/String Ensembles
  • Trying New Instruments
  • Recording
  • Composition/Song Writing
  • Music Theory
  • Music Games

For Ages 6 and up. All instruments and skill levels welcome! Students bring their own lunch and snacks. No nuts please!

The Conservatory at Highlands
51 Winchester Street, #203, Newton Highlands
617-903-0944

www.highlandsconservatory.com

A Typical Camp Day:
9:00 am Arival9:15 am Warm up
10:00 am Music Game/Theory/Ear Training
11:00 am Ensemble rehearsal (rockband/jazz/chamber)
12:00 Lunch
1:15 pm Recording/Songwriting/Music projects
2:30 pm Ensemble rehearsal (rockband/jazz/chamber)
4:00 pm Pick up (after-care option available)

Join a music filled summer!

Kid’s Yoga Creativity Camp

Parents! Have your elementary school aged child or children join Kid’s Yoga Creativity Camp with Tracy Affonso. Tracy is a former Newton Public Schools teacher and an experienced yoga instructor. Kids love her classes so please join in!

Register at http://www.artemisyoga.com/classes/kids-teen-classes/

Each class begins with breathing/mindfulness exercises designed to help you focus on the present moment. Following warm-up, you’ll have a fun-filled, active yoga class culminating with a guided relaxation.

After the yoga session, you’ll make a different art project each day—from mandalas out of rocks, shells, and feathers; to gratitude rocks; to worry dolls—projects will be linked to the theme of the day that’s introduced through your mindfulness exercises.

August 6th – 10th, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon $275.00 Siblings – 20% off
Artemis Yoga in Watertown

Try the Y

Saturdays are free all summer long! Guests must present a valid ID at the front desk. Summer Programs begin the week of June 18th. Keep your mind and body active all summer long with programs to keep you and your children busy.

Summer program highlights:

• Swim lessons for all ages, with day and time options to fit every schedule!
• TRX suspension training for ages 55+
• Youth basketball league
• Summer Session, a youth music writing and recording program for ages 12+
• And more!

View all summer programs and register online at wsymca.org or call 617-244-6050.

Pick-Up Ultimate Frisbee for Adults

The West Suburban YMCA is offering Wednesday night pick-up ultimate frisbee on the New Balance Track & Field. Meet on the turf field at 6:30 pm on Wednesdays, June 27th through August 8th (no frisbee on July 4). Cost is $10 to drop-in. Please contact Chris Ellison, Sports and Recreation Director, at 617-244-6050 x3806 for more information.

Pickleball is Back!

Join us Tuesdays from 9:30 am-11:30 am and take up a new sport: Pickleball! What’s Pickleball, you ask? Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping-pong. All are welcome. $5 drop-in fee.

Summer is upon us, and there’s a camp experience to fit every child’s needs!

• Camp Pikati is a summer day camp at the West Suburban YMCA, offering a traditional camp option or sports camp option, for children ages 3-15.

• Camp Chickami is a traditional outdoor summer day camp in Wayland, MA for ages 6-15.

• Camp Frank A. Day is an overnight camp in East Brookfield, MA for ages 7-15.

Registration for summer camp is ongoing, but sessions are beginning to fill. For more information, visit wsymca.org or contact Camping Services at 617-244-6050 x3008 or email campingservices@wsymca.org.

West Suburban YMCA Center for Creative Arts Outdoor Concert & BBQ – June 16th

Join the Y’s Center for Creative Arts (YCCA) for their final concert of the school year hosted at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre! There will be food, games and music all day long for friends and family. Music starts at 10:00 am. For more information, contact Kevin O’Connell at kevino@wsymca.org.

Annual Golf Tournament – June 18th

Join Y Staff and Volunteers on Monday, June 18th for our Annual Golf Tournament being held at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord. The golf tournament is a fun day on the course and supports the Y’s Annual Campaign, providing financial assistance to local families in need. For more information or to register as an individual, contact Sara Pollock DeMedeiros at 617-244-6050 x3099.

World’s Largest Swim Lesson – June 21st

The West Suburban YMCA is participating in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson, a global event designed to build awareness and generate attention about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim to help prevent drowning. The Y is offering several time options throughout the day on June 21st for children and families to access a free swim lesson. Visit wsymca.org for more information and to register.

Financial Assistance is always available for Y Memberships and Programs

The West Suburban YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and it is our mission to never turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. Please contact our Membership Department at 617-244-6050 x3653 for financial assistance with membership or program participation.

Engaging themed art camps

Join a summer of playful creativity at Atelier! They are excited to offer engaging themed art camps including Art and Magic; Color, Texture and Pattern; and The Art of Exploration.

The Paper Mouse Atelier, a one-of-a-kind art studio in West Newton Square, now offers summer vacation camps for children ages 7-12. These camps are immersive creative experiences where students explore traditional media and techniques such as drawing, painting and printmaking, as well as art created from nontraditional materials and found objects, and craft projects such as bookmaking and paper marbling.

Options include weeklong (full days or mornings) and single day sessions. Find out more at www.thepapermouse.com or 617-663-8722.

1280 Washington St, West Newton

It’s not too late to sign up for creative summer fun at Maine Arts Camp!

Are you still looking for the perfect summer experience for your creative 9 to 16-year-old? Maine Arts Camp – a small, nurturing co-ed camp community located on the stunning campus of Colby College – combines all the fun of a traditional sleepaway camp with exceptionally high quality instruction across an inspirational range of arts, science, and outdoor activities.

With individualized schedules, campers can choose activities they already love and/or explore new skills and adventures. Want to combine theater and dance with baking, metalwork, tennis, robotics and film-making? Kayaking with chorus, culinary arts and stained glass? No problem! With over 60 activities to choose from, and access to Colby’s outstanding facilities, it’s all available at Maine Arts Camp.

For more information, visit www.maineartscamp.com. Please contact Rick Mades, Camp Director at maineartscamprick@gmail.com, or Anabel Cable at mainearts.anabel@gmail.com if you have any questions.

In-Home Math Tutoring

Sophomore at Brown University majoring in math with a passion for helping students with a wide-range of math tutoring needs including algebra, calculus and linear algebra is available for in-home tutoring.  He offers a structured program based on students’ individual needs at the rate of $65.00/hour.

Please feel free to call Matthew at 617-610-8444 or email Matthew_siff@brown.edu.

Avoid the Math Summer Slide!

Studies show that most students fall more than 2 months behind in math over the summer months. Summer is a great time to catch up, keep up or get a jump start on next year’s math.

Mathnasium Learning Center in Newton & Wellesley offer effective, affordable (as low as $29.00/session) tutoring with flexible individualized scheduling. To enroll or for more information, please contact 617-340-3665 or visit www.mathsummer.com.

Time for Partners – Summer!

The popular art & music class for children ages 18 months to 4 years with an adult is thriving in the Newton Cultural Center at City Hall!

A terrific way to learn, have fun and make friends – and that’s not just for the kids! Parents, nannies and grandparents enjoy this long-running program also. Children make creative and enriching art projects and enjoy singing and fun with beloved performer David Polansky.

The classes fill up very quickly, so don’t wait! The summer program is on Tuesdays from July 10th – August 14th, and the Thursday classes are July 12th – August 16th.

The fall classes are also ready to enroll. To register: www.activityreg.com click on MA, click on Newton Parks & Recreation, click on Register, click on Programs or Activities, click on Mayor’s Office for Cultural Affairs, click on Time for Partners and choose your day. Or call 617-796-1540 for more information.

Affordable Tutoring this Summer

Mindfulness Tutoring specializing in individual SAT/ACT prep offers affordable tutoring.  For over 25 years they’ve supported individuals as they meet challenges and discover their
strengths.

Contact Susan Alves, PhD at 617-515-5285 or susan@mindfulnesstutoring.com for local references and rates or visit www.mindfulnesstutoring.com.

Avoid the Math Summer Slide

Studies show that most students fall behind more than 2 months in math over the summer months. Summer is a great time to catch up, keep up, or get a jumpstart on next year’s math.

Mathnasium Learning Center in Newton, Needham and Wellesley offers effective, affordable (as low as $29.00/session) tutoring with flexible individualized scheduling. Save $50.00 when you register before May 31st. Learn more at www.MathSummer.com or call 617-340-3665.